NASCAR: Starting lineup for O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

NASCAR: Starting lineup for O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway
The NASCAR Cup Series is visiting Texas Motor Speedway for the first time during the 2020 season for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN), and Aric Almirola will start on the pole.

Similar to previous Cup Series events, there was no qualifying for the 334-lap, 501-mile race. So the starting lineup was determined with grouped random draws based on where teams ranked in the owner standings going into the weekend.

The top-12 teams in the owner standings were part of one draw, with Ryan Blaney joining Almirola on the front row, followed by the Busch brothers and Kevin Harvick to round out the top five. The remaining groups for the random draw were positions 13 through 24 and 25 through 36, while positions 37 through 40 were ordered by owner points with no draw.

Here is the starting lineup for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway:

1
Aric Almirola, No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

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2
Ryan Blaney, No. 12 Team Penske Ford

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3
Kurt Busch, No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet

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4
Kyle Busch, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

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5
Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

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6
Brad Keselowski, No. 2 Team Penske Ford

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7
Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

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8
Chase Elliott, No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

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9
Joey Logano, No. 22 Team Penske Ford

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10
Martin Truex Jr., No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

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11
Matt DiBenedetto, No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford

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12
Alex Bowman, No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

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13
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet

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14
Bubba Wallace, No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet

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15
Ryan Newman, No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford

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16
Chris Buescher, No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford

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17
Clint Bowyer, No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

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18
William Byron, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

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19
Cole Custer, No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

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20
Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

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21
Austin Dillon, No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

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22
Matt Kenseth, No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet

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23
Erik Jones, No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

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24
Tyler Reddick, No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

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25
Ryan Preece, No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet

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26
Quin Houff, No. 00 Starcom Racing Chevrolet

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27
Josh Bilicki, No. 53 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet

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28
John Hunter Nemechek, No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford

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29
Gray Gaulding, No. 27 Rick Ware Racing Ford

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30
Ty Dillon, No. 13 Germain Racing Chevrolet

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31
Joey Gase, No. 51 Petty Ware Racing Ford

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32
Brennan Poole, No. 15 Premium Motorsports Chevrolet

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33
Christopher Bell, No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Toyota

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34
Michael McDowell, No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford

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35
JJ Yeley, No. 77 Spire Motorsports

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36
Corey LaJoie, No. 32 Go Fas Racing Ford

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37
Daniel Suárez, No. 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota

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38
Timmy Hill, No. 66 MBM Motorsports

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39
B.J. McLeod, No. 78 B.J. Mcleod Motorsports Chevrolet

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40
Reed Sorenson, No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet

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